ha, you and I need to create a support group for all the people irritated with negativity and *****ing on this site.Geez, it's like PSD Angel fans just ***** n moan all day. I'm a DIEHARD Angel's fan but I, like so many other PSD followers, can't stand all the whineyness and negativity. It gets old. Every thread is "wahhhhh wahhh"..."Why didn't we get so and so, and the Yankees or Redsox did". Any true Angel fan would know how far this team has come. We used to be one of the worst teams in the league for soooo many years. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward.
While we lost a handful of key players on this team, it wasn't too much of a shock....it just hurt. We all knew this was Lackeys last year as a Halo. He didn't seem to be all too happy here, and you could just see him bolting out of here at first sight of a big contract with a contender. Figgy has been a "fill-in" at 3rd, among so many other places. I'm sure he just wanted a place where he knows he is going to be at a certain position and won't be looking over his shoulder at the "next" prospect (Wood) with a power bat and prototypical 3rd baseman physical features. Oliver has been great for us, but the addition of Rodney would make sense considering he can close when Fuentes looks shaky. And lastly, losing Vladdy would suck because of how huge has been for us but he is in the last years of his career. It's time to get younger and stock up again.
Now, trading away a ton of players for a player like Halladay would not have made sense at all. You lose your starting SS, a solid pro pitcher and a handful of prospects to get arguably the best pitcher in the game but weaken your team overall. Not a smart trade. WE CANNOT COMPETE WITH THE REDSOX AND YANKEES WHEN IT COMES TO A BIDDING WAR ON FREE AGENTS. I know that we have been spoiled recently with getting guys like Vladdy and Torii, but we can't do that every year! Be realistic and support this team like real fans should! You won't be happy with everything, but that is why you and I are not GM's. People on here *****ed about just getting Abreu and missing out on last years big signings, but look where we got this year....over the Red Sox postseason curse and to the ALCS. We got beat by a team that BOUGHT a championship. We are Angel fans! Support this team as long as they are putting a winning product and exciting team out there!